RAID Indicator LEDs Test

LED Indicators on a storage system accurately point to the health of the various components of the system. To enable administrators sitting in remote locations to quickly recognize that something is wrong with the storage device / some of its components, the raid Indicator LEDs test reports the current color of the indicator LEDs. 

Target of the test : An SMI-S compliant storage device

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each indicator LED on the storage system.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The IP address of the storage device.


The port number at which the storage device listens to. By default, this is NULL.

User and Password

Specify the credentials of a user who has the right to execute API commands on the storage device and pull out metrics. The exact role that is to be assigned to such a user will differ from one device to another – for instance, when monitoring 3PAR, you will have to provide the credentials of a user who has been assigned the Monitor role, here. 

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.


Set this flag to Yes, if the storage device being monitored is SSL-enabled.


If this flag is set to True, it indicates that the SMI-S provider is embedded on the storage platform. On the other hand, if this flag is set to False, it indicates that the SMI-S provider has been implemented as a proxy.


If the SMI-S provider has been implemented as a proxy, then such a provider can be configured to manage multiple storage devices. This is why, if the IsEmbedded flag is set to False, you will have to explicitly specify which storage system you want the eG agent to monitor. Since each storage system is uniquely identified by a SerialNumber, specify the same here. The format of this number and where you can find it will differ from one storage system to another. You are hence advised to contact the storage administrator to know what to enter against SerialNumber. For example, the serial number for an EMC CLARiiON device will be of the format, FCNMM094900059.


Specify the namespace that uniquely identifies the profiles specific to the provider in use.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates the current color of this LED.


The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 Not Applicable
3 White
4 Red
5 Green
6 Blue
7 Orange
8 Yellow
9 Black


By default, this measure reports the Measure Values discussed above to indicate the color of an LED. The graph of this measure however, represents the same using the numeric equivalents only.